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BCQS International Attends CHICOS 2014 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic


BCQS International Directors Liam Day, Ben Butler and Simon Taylor recently attended the 4th Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit, (CHICOS), at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The conference, held from November 13-14, brought together developers, hotel brands, operators, consultants and bankers seeking new opportunities for investment in hotels and hospitality assets around the Caribbean region.

BCQS Managing Director, Liam Day, was invited to moderate a General Session panel discussion on Public Private Partnerships. The panel discussed how all of the conference delegates, as stakeholders in the Caribbean hospitality sector, can take what is still a relatively under utilised delivery method to leverage the opportunities it provides to stimulate further growth in the hotel sector.

When asked about the overall event Liam commented "After six years of stagnation and limited growth, the hospitality sector has at last began to regain some of the momentum experienced in the mid-2000's and that was evident from the buzz around the entire event , in terms of the optimism generally expressed by the majority of those in attendance. "

Simon Taylor, BCQS Director based in the Turks and Caicos Islands added, "The event was a great success and we are pleased to have been a sponsor for the second year. The event definitely brings together banks, lenders, operators and investors for networking and relationship-building and offers opportunities to secure future hospitality development opportunities in the Caribbean."

Image (pictured from left to right): Billy Jonckheer, Simon Taylor, Parris Jordon, Colvin Heath-London, Liam Day & Martyn Bould.